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by CarlB
June 9th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Diffibrilators, pacemakers and lvads
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: Diffibrilators, pacemakers and lvads

I received my ICD in 2005 and over time my heart got weaker and weaker. My EP and Cardio Doctors recommend that they notified Abbot Northwestern in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. After two days of basic testing, I was told that a new ICD would nt do me any good. Later that day the Cardio and Nurses c...
by CarlB
December 31st, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Roll call- please stop in and say Hi
Replies: 49
Views: 11579

Re: Roll call- please stop in and say Hi

Happy New Year! My new ICD, LVAD and me are getting along well. Myproblem is staying off the floorat times. To many crash and burn in the house. Also could use new knees, but the fluid (WD40) has helped.

Again, Happy New Year to all. hearthands
by CarlB
October 11th, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: LVAD's
Replies: 35
Views: 4419

Re: LVAD's

Best to you - you will make the right decision when needed. I met a retired doctor while in the hospital that works part time and plays golf 3 - 4 days a week. He was on his 4th year in for a checkup.


will be happy to answer any questions....

CarlB
by CarlB
October 10th, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: LVAD's
Replies: 35
Views: 4419

Re: LVAD's

Above message is from CarlB
by CarlB
October 10th, 2016, 8:23 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: LVAD's
Replies: 35
Views: 4419

Re: LVAD's

Craig, my Cardio and EP recommended to the LVAD For a checkup and talk about replacing my ICD. My ICD had been in place for almost 10 years - time to replace. After the test results came back, I was told a new ICD would not be of any benefit. My heart was in total failure and told I had just a few m...
by CarlB
August 19th, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: New ICD & LVAD
Replies: 1
Views: 367

New ICD & LVAD

New ICD and installed LVAD on August 31st at Northwest Abbot. My doctors (EP & Cardio) sent me to Abbot. After a couple days of testing, it was determined that a new ICD would not extent life – Hospice was the alternative to a chance for a LVAD. Medicare and my insurance company were informed and so...
by CarlB
November 25th, 2015, 10:33 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: ICD replacement plus added LVAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: ICD replacement plus added LVAD

Chrissy, I have been following you for years. You have taken everything that has come your way with a will I hope to have when other problems should show up. Getting a new ICD was a piece of cake compaired to the VAD. Alan is right - constant procedures to follow - I'm a lucky man because my wife of...
by CarlB
November 25th, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: ICD replacement plus added LVAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

ICD replacement plus added LVAD

CarlB here, been out of my home area. My EP and Cardio Doctors both decided to have me get a check up at Abbot Northwest in the Twin Cities. It was only to be for one night, but test results indicated heart failure and little to my knowledge both of my doctors recommended me for Abbot's LVAD program...
by CarlB
August 2nd, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Heart Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Heart Pump

Last week my "warning " went off. Have talked to the Cardio and ep team for basic apointment. So are I understand that the simple replacement of the ICD won't do my good. My doctors the way it look will be recommending a Heart Pump' To make this short and sweet I have 36 days to have changes made. N...
by CarlB
June 18th, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: OT I'm a non-smoker
Replies: 42
Views: 7403

Re: OT I'm a non-smoker

I remember my Dad saying when those damn things cost 25 cents a pack, I'll stop. Well he made it to the $1 a pack before he lost the game. I smoked only when I drank a beer and bowled. One night a week - still was very happy when I stopped over 25 years ago. Also had a fellow teacher that everytime ...
by CarlB
June 1st, 2015, 10:14 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: I'm Officially a Member of the Club
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

Re: I'm Officially a Member of the Club

Welcome to the "Group" great people willing to share their experience with you. Help and support is always (well most of the time except for some strange humor once in a while) here when needed. :)
by CarlB
May 6th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

Re: Quality

I just spent twenty minutes writing a reply and it disappeared off to where ever those thing go. I wanted to thank one of the finest group of people that I have had contact with these past few years. In 1998 a virus took from me my normal heart function. Since then my quality of life has had the ben...
by CarlB
February 17th, 2015, 4:52 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Question for travellers about magnets on planes
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Question for travellers about magnets on planes

My wife has carried my magnet with her for the last 6 years with no problem. I think we were asked once, and nothing else was said. You should have no problem.
by CarlB
February 5th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: OT - Just in case
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: OT - Just in case

You will be on top of the prayer list with me. God Bless.....
by CarlB
January 11th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Roll Call...please check in
Replies: 73
Views: 12921

Re: Roll Call...please check in

CarlB here, cold but what to we expect in Minnesota. Things going as well as can be expected - battery running low, so I stopped jump starting my car.